Features

  1. Kali Chandrasegaram (part of programme on 29 March)

    News: Chelsea Arts Collective - creating new spaces for performance

    Wednesday 26 March 2014 0 Comments

    Inspired by the runaway success of GOlive, his first venture into curating a season of dance, journalist Donald Hutera is moving on to a church hall in Chelsea to present three evenings of performance... Continue Reading

  2. Shobana Jeyasingh's 'Bruise Blood'
Dancer: Devaraj Thimmaiah. Photo: Nuno Santos

    Feature: Translocations - academic responses to dance

    Sunday 23 March 2014 0 Comments

    Six academics from King's College London give their response to watching an extract of Shobana Jeyasingh's 'Bruise Blood' in a series of film portraits... Continue Reading

  3. Pilobolus Dance Theatre — 'Shadowland'. 
Photo: Carole Edrich

    News: Behind the Shadowland screens with Pilobolus

    Wednesday 19 March 2014 0 Comments

    “You have to be strong, supple, steady. You need to think of not having bones. Your body has to adopt a soft texture but your muscles are engaged, like water but with staccato strength,” says Lauren Yalango.. Continue Reading

  4. Bolshoi Ballet - 'Jewels - Rubies'. Photo: E.Fetisova.

    Feature: Ballet on the big screen

    Tuesday 18 March 2014 by Graham Watts 0 Comments

    There are two big players beaming ballet live to mass audiences around the world – Pathe Live and the Royal Opera House. Graham Watts compares their different approaches… Continue Reading

  5. JMN Dance at MOVE IT 2014. Image: Chantal Guevara

    News: We get moving at Move It 2014

    Friday 14 March 2014 by Symone Keisha

    Move It took the Grand Hall at Olympia by storm last weekend with a huge number of explosive performances and classes. Symone Keisha had a look at what else it had to offer. The Main Stage commanded the largest … Continue Reading

  6. Kofi Aidoo Appiah - student at Tring Park School. Photo: Brian O' Carroll

    Feature: Balancing aesthetics and athletics

    Wednesday 12 March 2014 by Laura Dodge 0 Comments

    A major conference next month will explore the similarities and differences between dance and aesthetic sports such as figure skating, gymnastics and diving. We find out more from organiser Niamh Morrin... Continue Reading

  7. New Movement Collective. Photo: Renaud Wiser. Dancers: Patricia Okenwa and Joe Walkling

    News: Get moving this Easter with Easter Dynamics at The Place

    Friday 7 March 2014 by Lise Smith

    Be inspired by some of the UK’s best choreogarohers and theatre makers with Easter Dynamics 2014 at The Place. This year’s programme focuses on collaborative work and dance in unusual spaces. There are… Continue Reading

  8. Roberto Bolle Kings of the Dance photo by Giovanni Gastel

    News: Kings of the Dance - the hottest men in ballet come to London

    Friday 7 March 2014 by Lise Smith 0 Comments

    The popular image of ballet may still be one of long-legged ladies balancing en pointe in white tulle, but when Kings of the Dance arrives for the first time on the London stage this week (Wed 19 – Sat 22 … Continue Reading

  9. Peter Lovatt's Dance Night 2013

    News: Getting down with Dr Dance

    Tuesday 4 March 2014 by Lara Hayward 0 Comments

    Founder of the innovative Dance Psychology Lab Peter Lovatt ran a sell out Dance Night in London recently."Engaging, interactive & the best lecture I've ever attended" says Lara Hayward... Continue Reading

  10. Not just about the glamour: cheerleaders rehearse a stunt. Image: Wikipedia

    Feature: Cheerleading in schools? Bring it on

    Monday 3 March 2014 by Lise Smith

    Minister for Sports, Equalities and Tourism Helen Grant got herself into hot water last week when she suggested in the Telegraph that teenage girls who don’t enjoy traditional sports might prefer to get involv… Continue Reading

  11. Some of the 'Big Ballet' participants. Photo courtesy Channel 4

    Feature: Inspired by Big Ballet?

    Friday 14 February 2014 by carmel smith 0 Comments

    If you'd like to try a ballet class, but aren't sure where to start, here's a selection of places across London where you'll be sure of a welcome... Continue Reading

  12. Dame Antoinette Sibley. Photo F.A., courtsey RAD

    Feature: An Afternoon with Dame Antoinette Sibley

    Tuesday 4 February 2014 by Laura Dodge 0 Comments

    “Both Fred & Kenneth had a deep love & understanding for dancers. They could draw out everyone's best qualities. Both were unbelievable to work with. And there was Cranko too.." Continue Reading

  13. Blaze auditions at Dance Attic, Fulham. From left to right: Kloe Dean (dancer), Sue Baldock (casting assistant), Jayne Skudder (casting assistant), Chris Baldock (artistic director), Eric Holman (producer)
Anthony Van Laast (director)
 Jan 2014. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    Feature: New cast announced for Blaze

    Thursday 23 January 2014 by carmel smith

    The high energy street dance show is back at the Peacock Theatre next month, with London based Ivan Blackstock (Birdgang) and Kloe Dean (Boy Blue) joining the multinational line up... Continue Reading

  14. Wim Vandekeybus / Ultima Vez, 'booty Looting'. Photo: Danny Willems

    Feature: Looking back on  2013

    Thursday 9 January 2014 by Lise Smith 0 Comments

    Bauschian bliss, dangerous dancing and the biggest flowerdrop ever seen at the ballet feature in our contributor Lise Smith’s round up of dance memories... Continue Reading

  15. Royal Ballet - Marianela Nunez with Thiago Soares in 'Diamonds'. Photo: Tristram Kenton, courtesy ROH.

    Feature: Looking back on  2013

    Monday 6 January 2014 by Graham Watts 0 Comments

    Graham Watts saw 133 performances at 17 London venues last year - and reviewed many of them for us. His highlights - and the occasional low... Continue Reading

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